Millinery Courses at Lomax and SkinnerWith over 40 years of millinery experience between us we specialise in one to one and small group courses in creative and informal surroundings at our Lewes studio.

With the ability to arrange dates and time to suit we offer a unique one-to-one service tailoring each course to the individual student’s requirements and level of experience fitting around even the busiest of schedules.

With previous courses being as far ranging as designing and creating blocked or hand sculpted hats, silk flower making, to creating your own brim or crown block you can arrange have as many hours with us as you require at a cost of £45 per hour. The only limitation to these courses is imagination.

We also cater for private groups. With 3 or more people wishing to attend we will tailor any of our courses to meet your exact requirements and arrange dates and times to suit.

Perfect for hen parties, birthday treats or just a special day out with friends. Cost on application.

Our small group courses run throughout the year and we have an exciting program planned for 2018.

Trimming & Detailing Masterclass

Febuary 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd 6-9pm £180

Covering flower making, soft and sculptural bows as well as working with feathers this comprehensive course will focus on the trims and attention to detail that gives hats their professional and individual finish.

Sinamay Fascinator

March 9th and 10th 10am-4.30pm £180

Block and wire sinamay to make a base for a fascinator. Complete with a curled quill and silk rose and you will finish this course with the perfect accessory for any summer event

Sculpted Sinamay

April 14th and 21st 10am-4.30pm £180

Learn how we work with sinamay in a free and expressive way and create a beautiful and unique sculptural piece.

Classic Pillbox

May 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th 6-9pm £180

Using flat patterns make a classic structured pillbox hat and learn the skills needed for creating your own hats at home.

Feather Headpiece

June 1st and 2nd 10am-4.30pm £180

Learn how to cut and shape feathers and attach them to a covered Alice band to make a delicate, or a daring, headpiece.

Vintage perchers

June 21st, 28th, July 5th and 12th 6-9pm £180

Draw inspiration from the 40’s and make the perfect percher. Using millinery buckram and flat patterns you will gain all the essential skills required for developing your own pieces.

Winter Warmers!

September 28th and 29th 10am-4.30pm £180

Make a cosy contemporary beret or baker boy cap using our specially designed patterns

Wool felt Trilby

October 6th and 13th 10am-4.30pm £180

Learn how to block and shape a crown and work with a flat patterned brim to make a super stylish trilby hat in just two days!

Bonfire Costume Trimming Extravaganza!

October 12th 9.30am-1.30pm £28

Need a little help finishing your hat so you can march with pride on Bonfire Night? Spend the morning with us and we will help, whichever society you belong to!

Trimming & Detailing Masterclass 

November 1st, 8th,15th and 22nd 6-9pm £180

This November trimmings course will cover flower making, soft and sculptural bows and working with feathers with a focus on the upcoming festive season, be that a trim for the perfect cocktail piece or a flower corsage for a gift.

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